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Journal 2015

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Albemarle County's Lead Coach team plays a variety of leadership roles in support of the Division's Vision, Mission and Goals. The team and each of its members has direct responsibility for directing ACPS' job-embedded coaching model, leading department- specific content and specialist teams, and implementing district initiatives that support the continuous improvement of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Lead author of this article Tony Borash has served as lead for several clusters of elementary and secondary instructional coaches, K-12 Science Vertical Team Facilitator, and AVID District Contact. Albemarle County Public Schools Department of Instruction - Lead Coach Team 2011-2014: Matt Blundin Tony Borash Rusty Carlock Beth Costa Michael Craddock Craig Dommer Doug Granger Edmund Leclere Isabel Sawyer Jennifer Sublette-Williamson Cyndi Wells Kristen Williams Checkpoints On A Path Of Innovation: e Story And Impact Of Albemarle County's CAI Institutes This article highlights Albemarle County Public School's summer professional development institutes as a vehicle for innovating practice, specifically in reference to a focus on performance tasks that assess skills critical for lifelong learning. The article also explores four key tensions that drove the design of these professional learning opportunities, as well as Albemarle's approaches to these tensions that districts could apply across a variety of contexts. Virginia Educational Leadership Vol. 12 2015 16

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